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bedridden Line breaks: bed|rid¦den
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛdrɪd(ə)n/

Definition of bedridden in English:


Confined to bed by sickness or old age.
Example sentences
  • It saved his life but left him severely disabled: unable to speak, bedridden, and paralysed for eight months before he died.
  • He was bedridden and immobile, and literally nothing but skin and bone by the end.
  • Anatoli, 38, has been bedridden for the last two years, crippled by the same disease.
disabled, incapacitated, paralysed, immobilized
informal laid up, flat on one's back


Middle English: formed irregularly from archaic bedrid 'bedridden person', from the base of the verb ride.

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